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Diamond Nucleation by Carbon Transport from Buried Nanodiamond TiO2 Sol-Gel Composites

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  • Michaël Daenen,

    1. Institute for Materials Research (IMO), Hasselt University Wetenschapspark 1, B-3950 Diepenbeek (Belgium)
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  • Liang Zhang,

    1. EMAT, University of Antwerp Groenenborgerlaan 171, B-2020 Antwerp (Belgium)
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  • Rolf Erni,

    1. EMAT, University of Antwerp Groenenborgerlaan 171, B-2020 Antwerp (Belgium)
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  • Oliver Aneurin Williams,

    1. Institute for Materials Research (IMO), Hasselt University Wetenschapspark 1, B-3950 Diepenbeek (Belgium)
    2. Division IMOMEC, IMEC vzw Wetenschapspark 1, B-3950 Diepenbeek (Belgium)
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  • An Hardy,

    1. Institute for Materials Research (IMO), Hasselt University Wetenschapspark 1, B-3950 Diepenbeek (Belgium)
    2. Division IMOMEC, IMEC vzw Wetenschapspark 1, B-3950 Diepenbeek (Belgium)
    3. Department Industrial Sciences and Technology, XIOS Hogeschool Limburg Agoralaan, Building H, B-3590 Diepenbeek (Belgium)
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  • Marlies Karolien Van Bael,

    1. Institute for Materials Research (IMO), Hasselt University Wetenschapspark 1, B-3950 Diepenbeek (Belgium)
    2. Division IMOMEC, IMEC vzw Wetenschapspark 1, B-3950 Diepenbeek (Belgium)
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  • Patrick Wagner,

    1. Institute for Materials Research (IMO), Hasselt University Wetenschapspark 1, B-3950 Diepenbeek (Belgium)
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  • Ken Haenen,

    Corresponding author
    1. Institute for Materials Research (IMO), Hasselt University Wetenschapspark 1, B-3950 Diepenbeek (Belgium)
    2. Division IMOMEC, IMEC vzw Wetenschapspark 1, B-3950 Diepenbeek (Belgium)
    • Institute for Materials Research (IMO), Hasselt University Wetenschapspark 1, B-3950 Diepenbeek (Belgium).
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  • Miloš Nesládek,

    Corresponding author
    1. Institute for Materials Research (IMO), Hasselt University Wetenschapspark 1, B-3950 Diepenbeek (Belgium)
    2. Institute of Physics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i. Na Slovance 2, 182400 Prague (Czech Republic)
    3. Division IMOMEC, IMEC vzw Wetenschapspark 1, B-3950 Diepenbeek (Belgium)
    • Institute for Materials Research (IMO), Hasselt University Wetenschapspark 1, B-3950 Diepenbeek (Belgium).
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  • Gustaaf Van Tendeloo

    1. EMAT, University of Antwerp Groenenborgerlaan 171, B-2020 Antwerp (Belgium)
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Abstract

Diamond nucleation and growth can occur by diffusion of carbon from buried ultradispersed diamond seeds on a silicon substrate through a titanium oxide interlayer. This knowledge can improve nucleation and adhesion of thin diamond films on various substrates.

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